SAN PEDRO, Calif. – A mass shooting occurred at a local San Pedro park July 24 leaving seven people shot and two dead.
The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. at the park, which is located at 560 N. Western Ave. in San Pedro.
The injured included four men and three women, said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey. The victims range in age from 23 to 54 with one of the victims from Compton.
Four of the other victims were listed in critical condition, ABC7 reported. The condition of the fifth victim was unknown. LAPD Commander Jay Mastick told the station that two people had been in full cardiac arrest as they were being transported to a hospital.
The shooting was initially reported near the baseball diamond, though there were 500 people in the park at the time, including many for the car show, which was unpermitted but did bring a lot of people to the scene, according to police.
A woman interviewed by KTLA described the shooting a “Compton massacre” after authorities contacted her to check on her loved ones.
“I was called to check on my biological son who was not hurt but I was told my adopted son was dead,” said the woman.
It remains unclear how many shooters there were, though officials believe there were at least two, and police have found some firearms.
Police described the incident as a dispute between two parties, not a random attack, and said it’s unknown “if this is a gang related incident.”
The LAPD went on a citywide tactical alert after the shooting. The entire park was being treated as a crime scene and was closed for the investigation. A number of firearms were found at the scene, police said.
ABC7 reported the incident began with a dispute between two people near a baseball field in the park.
A motive for the shooting was unknown and no suspect information was immediately available.
Anyone with information on this shooting was asked to call LAPD’s South Bureau Homicide Division at 323-786-5110. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.
My cousins are trapped at a park in San Pedro. Multiple people shot. shooter at large. 100s of police on the scene. @knxnews— Lynn (@ECwasabadidea) July 24, 2022
Story is still developing.
City News Service contributed to this report.